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Wilson Norris

Wilson Norris picWilson Norris, age 79, of Crockett passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his residence.  Wilson was born February 25, 1941 in Liberty, TX to parents, George Wilson Norris and Opal Neumann Norris.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1959 and obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Lamar University in 1976.  Wilson met Ginger Ezell in the summer of 1961, the love of his life, marrying her in February, 1962 and they enjoyed over 50 years together.  Wilson and Ginger moved to Crockett in 1976 and he started a State Farm Insurance Agency where he worked until 2017.  He was a member of the Central Baptist Church who loved the Lord and believed you could never be too good of a Christian.  Being a truly good neighbor, he would help anyone he could whenever he could and always enjoyed the company of friends and family in his home until the very end.  Wilson was known around town for a friendly Hello and a box of donuts to share.  Not only did he love spending time on the farm with his grandchildren, but he especially loved cheering them on at ballgames, never would there be a prouder grandpa in the stands.

Wilson is survived by son, Forest Clayton Norris and wife, Beverly of San Antonio; daughter, Dana Young and husband, Austin of Rusk; grandchildren, Nathaniel Tyler Norris of Cleveland, Ohio, Victoria Rose Norris of Hamburg, Germany, Savanna Grace Young of Rusk, Matthew Norris Young of Rusk; sisters, Alice Rolke of Dayton, Juanita Fox of San Antonio, Anita Josh and husband, Larry of Kountze; brother-in-law, Dean Hill; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by wife, Ginger Norris; sister, Brenda Kay Hill.

Wilson’s family wish to express a special Thank You to Dorothy Jackson, Vera Love, Ruth McKnight, Doris Robinson for the loving, compassionate care throughout this time.

Funeral services for Wilson Norris will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Reggie Gregory officiating.  Interment will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle.  Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. prior to service.

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  1. Mr. Norris was a sweet and thoughtful man he would always bring our partner’s donuts. He loved to talk and cut up with everyone. He will be deeply missed at his friendly H-E-B. God Bless his family and may Mr. Norris rest in peace with our Heavenly Father.

  2. Sad to read this. Bought insurance from him, went to church with him, always called him a friend, even tho we hadn’t seen each other in years. Thoughts and prayers for the family, Rest easy, my friend

  3. We are very sorry to here this. Clay and Dana our prayer’s are with you. Your Dad was one in a million and will be greatly missed.

  4. My heart goes out to the family.
    We will lift them up in prayers for the broken hearts left behind.
    I had done work for him and he and my dad were good friends- for many years.

  5. My heart aches! Wilson was such a gentleman and friend. I think I gained a few pounds through the years with those donuts he delivered to H‑E‑B. He knew he could always strike up a conversation with me because we both enjoyed our firearms. I am happy he & Ginger are together again! I pray for you both, Clay & Dana and all those who loved him. May he Rest In Peace with Jesus!

  6. A great friend and a good man. I have many fond memories made with Wilson. God Bless.

  7. Jim and I are saddened to learn of Wilson’s passing. What a fine man he was. We have years of fond memories with Wilson and Ginger from our First Baptist Church days. They were a wonderful couple and dear to our hearts. Clay and Dana, we extend our sympathy and our prayers for your family during your time of loss.

  8. Clay and Dana … I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

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